International Species Information System

Data Center Description
The International Species Information System (ISIS) is a
computer-based information system for wild animal species held in
captivity. The ISIS central database contains information on over
1.65 million zoological animals of nearly 15,000+ taxa, approximately
10,000 species held in 586 institutions in 72 countries on 6
continents. ISIS's Animal Records Keeping System (ARKS) is used for
institutional animal records by it's members. ISIS offers services
of immediate use to zoological institutions, and is building an
accessible archive of the data needed for the longer term.


[Summary provided by ISIS.]